Posted by News Express | 27 September 2019 | 1,340 times
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Benin Zonal Office has identified four properties for investigation as alleged proceeds of crime from two suspected fraudsters, Godspower Eleadi and Ohwerhi Ahmed, who are alleged “pickers” that specialise in receiving money on behalf of internet fraudsters.
The properties are a hotel, two completed houses and a building under construction. The Commission also recovered four exotic cars from Eleadi and his accomplice, Ahmed, who is currently on the run.
Eleadi was arrested in his hideout in Sapele, Delta State, by EFCC operatives.
EFCC Head, Media & Publicity Wilson Uwujaren said Thursday in a statement: “Eleadi’s modus operandi is to send his account details to would-be victims of internet fraudsters to transfer their funds. Sometimes, he also solicited for buyers of foreign currency whose account he forwarded to would-be victims of internet fraudsters. Once the victim transfers the money to them, he receives the naira equivalent from them, takes his percentage and forwards the balance to the internet fraudsters.
“The suspect, who has made useful statement, will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.”
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